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There is a precedent. The Australian national anthem was changed from God Save the Queen to the boring but secular Advance Australia Fair in 1984.
by Max Wallace - 18/08/2015 - 9 comments
Small parties are interested in consequences, not principles; they are concerned with particulars, not generalities; they focus on people rather than ideas; they are more interested in victory than conviction.
by Peter McCloy - 12/08/2015 - 8 comments
As government tussles with gender representation should cultural diversity targets be on the table.
Simply holding a review of the parliamentary entitlements system is a predictable but inadequate response.
by Allison Orr - 11/08/2015 - 8 comments
A positivist ontology views reality as objective, external, permanent, measurable, predictable and physical, while a constructivist ontology views reality as subjective, internal, experienced, interpreted, dynamic and metaphysical.
by Bill Calcutt - 11/08/2015 - 5 comments
Today, the overwhelming majority of the left, either explicitly or implicitly, endorses globalization. A much smaller number oppose it.
Those theologians who study modernity will point to the European Enlightenment as the time when we lost the capacity for moral argument.
by Peter Sellick - 30/07/2015 - 5 comments
Labor is right to civilise capital, a shared project with conservative liberals and the country party, but it is wrong to persist in socialism, and its handmaiden, welfarism.
by Gary Johns - 21/07/2015 - 14 comments
In the contest between democracy and an increasingly globalised economic environment, it is democracy that is losing out.
by Richard King - 17/07/2015 - 25 comments
The Fabians in Australia seemed to me for a long time to be sort of think-tank for the ALP, but from the incremental rather than the socialist wing. But I now see that there has been a subtle change in the way they present themselves.
by Don Aitkin - 14/07/2015 - 21 comments
In a recent Fabian Pamphlet ('What is Labor's Objective?) Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen makes his case against the existing Socialist Objective of the Australian Labor Party.
by Tristan Ewins - 10/07/2015 - 43 comments
The Left has discovered a new tool in their armoury - mental health
by Tanveer Ahmed - 22/06/2015 - 12 comments


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